The Irish Athletic Boxing association (IABA) today express their deepest condolences at the news of the passing of legendary broadcaster Jimmy Magee.
Jimmy has been a remarkable friend of the IABA for many, many years and the entire boxing family in Ireland are heartbroken at today’s very sad news.
We will never forget the outstanding commentary of Jimmy, at our National Senior championships final nights, to the moments at so many Olympic Games, where Jimmy’s fantastic ability to bring an event to life through his unique mixture of commentary, sporting excitement and National pride , brought the endeavours of our boxers to life through the radio waves.
Jimmy’s commentary will forever be a part of some of our most treasured memories within Boxing at National, Olympic Games and Professional level and his kindness year after year hosting our National awards nights and presenting trophy’s to many of our young up and coming fighters and always having a lovely word and time to spare for each and every one.
We will miss you dearly, Jimmy.